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Mobile Source Committee Meeting

The public may participate at any location listed below.

January 21, 2011 - 9:00 a.m.

AQMD Headquarters - Conference Room CC8
21865 Copley Dr., Diamond Bar CA

Videoconference Locations:

73-710 Fred Waring Drive
Suite 222
Palm Desert, CA  92260
Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Street
Room 493
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Hall of Administration
Board Hearing Room
333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA  92701


Proposed Endorsement of Freight Transportation Improvement Principles

Freight transportation is expected to be a significant topic of federal and state legislation in 2011 and beyond. SCAQMD has been asked to join other organizations in endorsing the following principles which are expected to be used for the development of future transportation policy related to goods movement, which is a major source of air pollution in this region.  Staff requests Committee approval of the attached principles, which are consistent with existing Board policies.

(Attachment 1)

Marc Carrel,
Program Supervisor

Overview of the 2011 Federal and State Regulatory Agenda

Staff will provide an overview of key mobile source rulemaking activities at the state and federal level for 2011.

 (No Written Attachment)

Henry Hogo, Asst. Deputy Executive Officer

Status Report on CARB's Railyard-Specific Commitment Language

Staff will provide an update on CARB's draft commitment language for the railroads to further reduce emissions from the four railyards with the highest levels of estimated health risk in the South Coast Air Basin.

(No Written Attachment)

Henry Hogo

Reasonable Further Progress Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard

EPA is proposing to revise its earlier interpretation of its rule regarding requirements for Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) that allowed certain emissions reductions from outside the nonattainment area to be credited toward meeting the RFP requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards. Specifically, the EPA is proposing that States (the District) may not take credit for emission reductions from outside the nonattainment area to meet the area's RFP obligations. Staff will discuss the impacts to the Coachella Valley ozone RFP demonstration from the proposed EPA revision.

(No Written Attachment)

Joe Cassmassi,
Planning & Rules Manager
5 Rule 2202 Activity Report:
a.    Rule 2202 Summary Status Report

The Rule 2202 Summary Status Report summarizes Rule 2202 activities for the period  January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.  The report breaks down the plan submittal activities by option type and lists Air Quality Investment Program funds collected by county.
(Attachment 2)
Elaine Chang
Deputy Executive Officer
6 Monthly Report on Environmental Justice Initiatives
- CEQA Document Commenting Update

The District’s log of incoming CEQA documents received between December 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 will be provided.
(Attachment 3)
Elaine Chang

Attachments will be available at the meeting.

Next Meeting:  February 18, 2011 - 9:00 a.m.

Other Business
Any member of this body, or its staff, on his or her own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, may ask a question for clarification, may make a brief announcement or report on his or her own activities, provide a reference to staff regarding factual information, request staff to report back at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or may take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.   (Govt Code Section 54954.2)

Public Comment Period
Members of the public may address this body concerning any agenda item before or during consideration of that item (Govt. Code Section 54954.3(a)). All agendas for regular meetings are posted at District Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of a regular meeting. At the end of the regular meeting agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the Mobile Source Committee's authority. Speakers may be limited to three (3) minutes each.

Document Availability:
All documents (i) constituting non-exempt public records, (ii) relating to an item on an agenda for a regular meeting, and (iii) having been distributed to at least a majority of the Committee after the agenda is posted, are available prior to the meeting for public review at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Public Information Center, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available, upon request, in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability (Gov’t Code Section 54954.2(a)). Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the Mobile Source Committee meeting. Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Please contact Faye Thomas at (909) 396-3268 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or send the request to

For further information, please contact:  Faye Thomas, (909) 396-3268.


This page updated: January 14, 2011